Really cold

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It seems here in the U.P. it can’t get warm. Had a couple of days in the 60’s, but it looks like next week will be in the 50’s again with 40’s at night. Well, it is a nice long season for the tulips which are just beginning to blossom, and the daffodils are still doing their thing. The lilacs are just beginning to show flower buds. We’re about 2 weeks later than normal. And it looks like it will be mostly cloudy for the next week with some showers. My tomato plants are tucked into their wals o’ water, and a lot of other things in my new little greenhouse. One way to look at it is that it has given me time to keep up with my own flower garden as well as prepare for a bunch of others. Hopefully I can keep ahead of my own weeds, and get some perennials divided!

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In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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